Sunday, June 17, 2007

FS19 -- Happy Fathers Day/ Baked Oatmeal Recipe

ALL YEAR CHEER -- I still cannot believe they are retiring the all year cheer sets. A week ago for the technique lovers challenge on SCS, I learned how to make an origami shirt . . . so I decided to use that for my Father's Day card. I used some SU designer paper. The colors are Brocade blue, Barely banana, and chocolate chip. I was going to use close to cocoa, but I found that the SU paper was not quite the right color to match perfectly, so I went with the darker brown that the dots in the argyle matched too. I stamped the background panel with SU Print Pattern background stamp (using chocolate chip ink). Sentiment is from All Year Cheer. Brads were added to jazz it up a little bit. The tie matches really well in real life and it is just a pop dot underneath the top part of the ribbon wrapped around. It was super simple to make and I think it looks good. I am pleased with my first origami shirt card. M really liked it too! I let the kids draw pictures inside of it for him and they both wrote their names. E even wrote DAD on the envelope all by herself. I was so very proud of her! The layout for this card came from another blog "Captain Crafter." He was this weeks featured stamper on Splitcoast. The layout was his "challenge card 15" but since I did not follow rule 4 and I adjusted the shapes slightly, I kind of failed the challenge, but the card is still happy and his original layout inspired me.

For M for breakfast I made baked oatmeal. It tastes like a warm oatmeal cookie with fruit. J woke up early, so he helped me mix it up . . . E stayed sleeping. The recipe came from Taste of Home Magazine Holiday Recipes - from last year:

Amish Baked Oatmeal

3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

OPTIONAL: Warm milk, fresh fruit

DIRECTIONS: Combine the first 8 ingredients. Mix well. Spread evenly in a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately spoon into bowls; add milk, top with fruit or brown sugar as desired.


Teresa said...

Great Father's Day card, Manda!

Lisa said...

Great card! The oatmeal sounds yummy!

sbs81 said...

OMG!! was just checking out blogs and came across your recipe for baked oatmeal.. I have been trying to find a good recipe for this ever since I had it in Lancaster PA. made by the amish so I am going to try yours out!